Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Maryland Land Records

The Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives have joined in partnership to provide up to date access to all verified land record instruments in Maryland. This service is currently being provided at no charge to individuals who apply for a user name and password.

While researching this site for Casteel land records, I came across a few non-land entries.  Below is the index referencing two Casteel entries where "Strays" are recorded. This is followed by the full records (click images to enlarge).

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If only every state had such a great resource!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Revisit

One may say I've already checked there once, twice, three times; but nonetheless, revisit it again! 
So much new material is being added on a regular basis to this site that a revisit to is a must.   Make it a regular stopping point on your continued genealogical quests.

My latest find:
The Death Record of Anthony Bush
son of John & Catherine (Laubenthal) Busch

(I love being able to view the actual certificate.)
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This Day in History: The Civil War Begins

Apr 12, 1861:
The Civil War begins

when Confederate shore batteries open fire on Union-held Fort Sumpter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011